Past Media Coverage
The Collins College of Hospitality Management has been featured in numerous local and national publications over the years. Below are the links from past coverage:
- Cooking up a big culinary achievement (April 12, 2011)
Britney Barnes, The Daily Pilot
The Daily Pilot profiled the ProStart Competition at The Collins College in April.
- "Gino Filippi: Annual Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition draw a large crowd to Fairplex," May, 26, 2011, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Dr. Margie Jones is quoted
"We find that the judges enjoy having the college students involved and it is certainly wonderful that they have a chance to meet all these people who are so important in the wine business. "
- Time for Southland restaurant owner to cut losses, consultant says (March 28, 2011)
Cyndia Zwahlen, Los Angeles Times
Professor John Self was recently featured as a restaurant consultant in a L.A. Times article profiling his advice to help a local family-owned restaurant. Read up on his tricks of the restaurant trade he provides.
- Full Court Press on AEG’s Stadium (February 1, 2011)
Kevin Roderick, LA Observed
LA Observed reports that Andrew Cherng, a longtime donor of the college and former member of the college’s Board of Advisors, has been selected to serve on a blue ribbon commission regarding the proposed NFL stadium in Downtown Los Angeles. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa selected Cherng as well as former Gov. Gray Davis to serve on the commission.
Eugene Park Donation Press Coverage:
- "Marriott Foundation awards $2M to The Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona" (November 24, 2010)
Canan Tasci, The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin’s Education Now
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation has awarded $2 million to The Collins College of Hospitality Management to support the college's academic building expansion.
- The Season to Sparkle (November 5, 2010)
Dr. Jeff Brown recently wrote a feature for Sizzle magazine. In the article, he explores the history of champagne and gives pairing ideas for the holidays.
- "A sea of pumpkins will be ready for pickin' at Cal Poly's Pumpkin Festival this weekend" (Oct. 15, 2010)
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Lecturer Dawn Taccone, manager of the Farm Store is quoted.
- South Bay woman dives into kosher cakes — eloquently, (Oct. 14, 2010)
Renee Ghert-Zand, JWeekly.com
Micki Abramovitz, a student at The Collins College, spent the summer interning at the Eloquent Oven, a new kosher baking and cake decorating business in Mountain View, Calif.
- "Desert destinations duking it out in ads" (Sept. 19, 2010)
Dr. Jim Burke gives his input in a Desert Sun story about Palm Springs’ new ad campaign that takes on Las Vegas
- Cal Poly Pomona professor named Chef Educator of the year (Aug. 27, 2010)
By Sandra Emerson, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
When Jeff Brown’s Cal Poly
Pomona students walk into class
in late September, they’ll experience
the teaching of the 2010 Educator
of the Year.
- Attitudes Toward 'Green' Restaurants Examined (Aug. 18, 2010)
Restaurateurs need to inform customers of their sustainable restaurant practices both to strengthen menu prices and encourage patronage.
- National culinary group honors Inland educators (Aug. 16, 2010)
Culinary educators at two Inland colleges were honored in August by the American Culinary Federation's annual national convention. Jeffrey Brown, an associate professor at the Collins College of Hospitality Management at California State Polytechnic University Pomona was named ACF's National Educator of the Year.
- Study: Sustainable practices good biz (July 24, 2010)
By Bill Dowd, Upstate NY Restaurant Examiner
ITHACA, NY -- Restaurateurs need to inform customers of their sustainable restaurant practices both to strengthen menu prices and encourage patronage.
That is one of the major conclusions in a study of 393 residents -- of Taiwan! -- published in the August issue of Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.
- Top 10 Global Hospitality & Tourism Training Institutes (July 12, 2010)
By Peter Scudamore-Smith, AsianCorrespondent.com
AsianCorrespondent.com's resident wine critic Peter Scudamore-Smith examines the importance of high-level hospitality & training education in Australia and around the world, and identifies 10 of the top educators in the sector today. Cal Poly Pomona is included in the list.
- Baker, baker bake me a pie (.pdf 30.12 mb) (July 2010)
By Suzanne Sproul, Inland Living Magazine. (Pages: cover and 22-23.)
Chef Scott Rudolph says there are two secrets behind a delicious slice of pie: producing a great crust and using good local ingredients. “I do a basic crust. I follow the three-two-one pie dough recipe: three parts flour, two parts butter and one part ice water. And, I throw in a pinch of salt. Break up the butter but leave it in small chunks because that will produce a flaky crust, and I love a flaky crust,” said Rudolph, chef and lecturer at The Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona.
- Fundraiser serves L.A. wine competition winners (June 24, 2010)
By Gino L. Filippi, The Daily Bulletin
Today I bring you the real juice from the Wine & Cars Under the Stars fundraiser held last weekend at the historic Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum at Fairplex.
This Summer Classic "super-charged" wine, spirits and food tasting was the public's first chance to sample the fair's 2010 Gold Medal and "Best of Show" winners from the prestigious 71st annual wine competition. The event was enjoyed by over 300 guests and industry producers.
- "Cal Poly grad honored" (June 17, 2010)
By Mariecar Mendoza, The Desert Sun
A La Quinta native who withstood the heat in the desert and has proven she can stand the heat in the kitchen recently received top honors. Erin Mascho, a 2006 La Quinta High School alumna, was honored Friday as The Collins College of Hospitality Management's valedictorian at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
- Chick-fil-A chief says growth to continue (April 29, 2010)
By Kimberly Pierceall, The Press-Enterprise
Menu size and prices aren't as important to Dan Cathy as service and having Sundays off. The president and chief operating officer of the family owned Chick-fil-A restaurant chain spoke to a lecture hall of students at Cal Poly Pomona's Collins College of Hospitality Management on Thursday afternoon.
- Getting an 'A' in Beer Class (April 23-25, 2010)
By Daniel Ucko, Freelancer, The California Report
Beer, wine and college students often make for a bad brew, but not at Cal Poly Pomona. There, alcohol is part of the curriculum for some students.
- Cal Poly Pomona ginning up attention with campus-brewed beers (March 18, 2010)
By Daniel Ucko, Freelancer, 89.3 KPCC
Mix beer and wine and college students, and the result can turn sour. Not at Cal Poly Pomona, where beer and wine are part of the curriculum.
- NRAEF names Salute to Excellence winners (March 18, 2010)
By Elissa Elan, Nation's Restaurant News
CHICAGO Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy and Ferdinand Metz are among those who will honored in May at the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's annual Salute to Excellence Awards.
- NRA Will Salute a Handful (March 13, 2010)
Five restaurant and foodservice industry leaders will be honored at the 23rd Annual Salute to Excellence on May 22 at the Hilton Chicago, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced. Kicking off the annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, this grand affair is the NRAEF's premier fundraising event and pays tribute to the industry's extraordinary current and future leaders.
- " 'Top Chef' winner to hold cooking demo at Cal Poly" (March 4, 2010)
Chef Educator Today
"Top Chef" winner Ilan Hall will host a cooking demonstration and three-course dinner at The Collins College of Hospitality Management's Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch at Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, Calif., on March 7.
- Michael Perlis Reports: Cal Poly Pomona Library Wine Industry Collection (Feb. 27, 2010)
Eve's Wine 101
When I first started my so-called Journey of Discovery to learn more about winemaking in Los Angeles, I didn’t realize that the beginning of my trek would take me to a place about as far away from Santa Clarita as I could get and still be part of Los Angeles County – Pomona.
- 'Top Chef' to offer cooking demonstration at Cal Poly Pomona (Feb. 26, 2010)
Monica Rodriguez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
A restaurant owner and winner of TV's "Top Chef" will offer a cooking demonstration and dinner at Cal Poly Pomona. "Top Chef" winner Ilan Hall will demonstrate his culinary skills at the Collins College of Hospitality Management's Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch at 6 p.m. March 7.
- ACF honors Western chefs (Feb. 11, 2010)
By Lisa Jennings, Nation's Restaurant News
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Feb. 10, 2010) Brandon Parry, an executive chef for the U.S. Navy in San Diego, was named chef of the year at the American Culinary Federation’s Western Regional Conference here this week.
Other winners at the Western regional event: Chef Educator of the Year: Jeffrey Brown, associate professor at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, Calif.
- Golden milestone for the Hollywood Walk of Fame (Feb. 6, 2010)
Martín, Los Angeles Times
Assistant Professor Neha Singh is quoted in a tourism story about the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Food For Thought [.pdf 888 KB] (Feb. 2010)
By Penny E. Schwartz, Inland Empire
Inland Empire magazine featured an eight-page story about culinary programs in the Inland Empire. The Collins College of Hospitality Management is highlighted prominently in the story for its culinary classes, chefs on faculty, The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch and the college's relationship with the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.
- "Horsehill Vineyards:
An old vintage is new again thanks to Cal Poly"
(Dec. 2009 - Jan. 2010)
By Gino L. Filippi, Inland Living Magazine, pages 42-44
For graduate student Paul T. Nurre, the hillside vineyard at Cal Poly Pomona is an interesting research laboratory for winegrowing and the preservation of historic California zinfandel grapes.
The Horsehill Vineyards project, a partnership between the College
of Agriculture and The Collins College of Hospitality Management.
The Skills of Goodwill [.pdf 1 mb]
By Meridith May, The Tasting Panel (Dec. 2009)
The Collins College of Hospitality Management is creating an uninterrupted supply of hospitality leaders in California.
"High vacancy rates expected in Inland hotels through late 2010" (Oct. 29, 2009)
By Kimberly Pierceall, The Press-Enterprise
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were followed by a travel standstill, but business hasn't been this bad for this long at the nation's hotels since the Great Depression of the 1930s, according to a report from hospitality research firm PKF Consulting to be presented today at a travel conference.
- Hospitality student gives Peace Corps a chance (July 27, 2009)
By Dina Berta, Nation's Restaurant News
David Harrison of La Verne, Calif., starts his new job next month after graduating in June from The Collins College of Hospitality at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Harrison, however, won’t be heading to a resort or running a restaurant. He’s traveling to Uganda for a 27-month tour with the Peace Corps.
- "Cal Poly earns awards for the first wine products," Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, June 20, 2009
- Video games: now they’re cookin’ (June 17, 2009)
By Eric Gwinn, Chicago Tribune
"Cooking Mama" and other virtual cooking video games are popular, but can they really simulate what it’s like to work in the kitchen? Andy Feinstein, dean of The Collins College, weighs in. Read more ...
- CSU launches hospitality initiative (June 12, 2009)
Chef Educator Today
The California State University (CSU) system has partnered with hospitality industry leaders to launch a Hospitality Industry Initiative, which aims to create excitement about career opportunities in the hospitality industry and prepare the industry's next generation of managers. Read more ...
- "The Bronco brand: campaign seeks to boost private funds," Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, May 3, 2009
- "Cal Poly to recognize two with honorary degrees in June 9" (March 13, 2009)
By Monica Rodriguez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
POMONA - Cal Poly Pomona announced this week that the head of a family restaurant chain and an businessman will be awarded honorary doctorate degrees in June. Pomona resident Richard N. Frank, chairman of Lawry's Restaurants. Inc. will be presented the degree June 14 during the 2009 graduation ceremony for Cal Poly's Collins College of Hospitality Management. Read more ...
- Business Scholar Jane Zhang: Hospitality Industry Expects a Turnaround Next Year
(written in Chinese, March 12, 2009)
Professor Jane Zhang comes from Beijing, China. She was awarded the Best Paper at the 12th Annual Hospitality Graduate and Research Conference. Professor Zhang was rooted in hospitality industry whereas she developed and managed her own restaurants and hotels in Beijing. Up to this year, she has developed 11 lodging properties in Beijing under the name of Kang Long, the two most successful emperors in China. According to Professor Zhang, hospitality industry will see a quick turnaround in a year. It is the best time to get education and be prepared for an industry rebound. Read more ...
- "Teens compete for culinary crown," Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, March 6, 2009
- "LQHS to compete in state restaurant, hospitality competition," The Desert Sun, March 6, 2009
- Recession takes big bite out of L.A. restaurant business 9 (Feb. 25, 2009)
By Betty Hallock, The Los Angeles Times
Stefano Ongaro saw it coming. The owner of the 60-seat Italian restaurant All'Angelo in Hollywood started to notice declining sales last March, and though August had brought an influx of European tourists, by October he was facing another slump. December, typically every restaurant's busiest month, was even worse. (Story quotes Dr. John Self.) Read more ...
- "Benefactors pledge $5 million to Collins College of Hospitality Management," Inland Valley Daily Bulletin,Dec. 15, 2008
- "Breaking News: Collins pledges $5M for hospitality school," Nation's Restaurant News, Dec. 15, 2008
- Associate Professor Margie Ferree Jones Featured on Local Edition (Nov. 23, 2008)
Time Warner Cable's news show, Local Edition
- Natural Chemistry: Panel Explores Palate-Expanding
Food and Wine Pairings (Sept. 2008)
By GINO L. FILIPPI
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED why one wine complements a certain dish better than another? Or have you wondered how one delicate change by a chef can transform the pairing from simply appetizing to delightfully palate-pleasing? Thanks to chef-instructor Ernie Briones at Cal Poly Pomona’s Collins College of Hospitality Management, I was invited to participate in a unique food and wine tasting to learn what happens when certain wines are paired with certain foods. Read more ...
- This wine goes to school (Nov. 23, 2008)
"Cal Poly Pomona's wine hits shelves," Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, ( Nov. 22, 2008)
"The Food Network May Be Calling La Quinta Grad Next," The Desert Sun, (Sept. 3, 2008)
- "Tasting & Auction Gala Nets $300k for Cal Poly Pomona" (July 21, 2008)
- "2008 Scholarship Winners: Rising to the Top" (July 14, 2008)
- "Cal Poly Pomona Hospitality School Expands to College Designation" (June 23, 2008)
- "Collins School Wine Storage State-of-the-Art" (June 3, 2008)
- "Darden Grant Bolsters Collins School Scholarship Opportunities" (April 4, 2008)
- "Cal Poly Pomona Students Learn About Wine From The Best" (Feb. 24, 2008)
- "Hospitality Career Expo Connects Industry and Jobseekers" (Feb. 2, 2008)
- "Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch Expands Dinner Hours" (Jan. 13, 2008)
- "Holiday Hospitality Reaches War Zone" (Dec. 16, 2007)
- "Dr. Andrew Feinstein Named Dean of the Collins School" (Sept. 26, 2007)
- "Feinstein Named Dean of Cal Poly's Collins School of Hospitality" (Sept. 17, 2007)
- "Wine Competition Returns to Fairplex With Help From Professors, Students" (May 20, 2007)
- "Collins School Students & Faculty Put Best Dish Forward" (Nov. 26, 2006)
- "2006 Harvest Auction Promises to Pamper Palates & Support Students" (Sept. 17, 2006)